Tag Archives: Brownfields

Webinar Series Coming this Fall: Catalyzing Redevelopment in Economically Distressed Areas

A Three-Part Webinar Series offered by EMS and Vita Nuova, LLC in conjunction with US EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization The Real Estate Development Academy Program (RE-Development Academy) is hosting a series of webinars focused on successful redevelopment practices as a lead in to a Brownfields University Workshop offered at the National Brownfields[…]

Brownfield Redevelopment in Action: Toledo, Ohio

Toledo is an Ohio town known for auto manufacturing, including renowned products such as the U.S. military Jeep. In 2015, Jeep announced that there would no longer be a need for Toledo’s South manufacturing plant, and the area was subsequently deemed a brownfield. With this designation, the site became part of the U.S. EPA’s Brownfields[…]

Opinion: Targeted Brownfield Redevelopment–Part of Building Back Better

In his recent op-ed, Roger Martella agrees with the strategy laid out in President Biden’s Build Back Better plan to focus public investments on the most dire brownfield sites in need of redevelopment. Martella notes that there is an established track record of how to successfully redevelop these sites, and still over 450,000 brownfields across[…]

EPA Releases Report Showing Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization recently released a report with findings on the environmental benefits of brownfield redevelopment. The study compared environmental impacts of development at brownfield sites to those at sites that had previously been undeveloped or located in non-urban areas. The key finding is that brownfield redevelopments[…]

EPA Releases Superfund Site and Opportunity Zone Fact Sheet

by guest blogger Kat West of Skeo Solutions On November 1, 2020, EPA’s Superfund Redevelopment Program released a fact sheet that promotes opportunity zones to help revitalize contaminated and formerly contaminated property, including Superfund sites. Often called ‘once in a lifetime’ tax benefits, opportunity zones represent a significant incentive for Superfund redevelopment across the nation. Approximately 343[…]

On Demand Webinar: Market Insights for Brownfield Redevelopment–Trends in the COVID-19 Era

Gain insights on how residential and commercial markets have been affected by COVID-19, and what communities can do not to help themselves take advantage of current or forecasted market trends when considering brownfields redevelopment. Webinar now available on demand sponsored by the EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization Presenters: Juliet Burdelski, Vita Nuova, LLC[…]

EPA Announces FY2021 Brownfields Program Grants RFP

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EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. A brownfield site is defined as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum[…]

Rebuilding America Webinar #1 – Taking the Long View: Rebuilding Communities is a Marathon Not a Sprint!

The ReGenesis Partnership in Spartanburg, SC, has worked to rebuild and revitalize the Arkwright community for the past 20 years. This effort has involved a multi-stakeholder partnership composed of representatives of Federal, State, and local government agencies; the private sector; academia; and community organizations. The partnership has utilized the Collaborative Problem-Solving Model, where the community[…]

EPA Announces Brownfields Grant Awards for Fiscal Year 2020

The US Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that 151 communities and tribes were selected to receive $65.6 million in EPA Brownfields funding to assess, cleanup, and redevelop underutilized properties. These funds will assist communities in recycling vacant and abandoned contaminated properties for new and productive reuses. Nearly 30% of the communities selected are receiving brownfields[…]